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  • Oscar's Unsung Heroes: 'Lone Survivor' Stunt Coordinator, 'Llewyn Davis' Cat Herder and 'Her' Vidgame Designer

    Here is Variety's annual look at the standouts in fields that don't offer kudos-the animal trainer on "Inside Llewyn Davis," the stunt coordinator on "Lone Survivor" and the video game designer on "Her." Animal Trainer Herded Scene-Stealing Cats It's...
  • Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable could undermine CBS deal

    The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not...
  • Comcast taps its ex-SEAL, Neil Smit, to lead bulked-up cable group

    Comcast taps its ex-SEAL, Neil Smit, to lead bulked-up cable group
    Should Comcast Corp.'s $45-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable be approved, the company plans to dispatch its ex-Navy SEAL. Neil Smit, Comcast Cable chief executive and a former Navy SEAL, this week was named Comcast's go-to guy: the executive...
  • Comcast deal has industry buzzing. 'Lego' to finish on top again.

    Comcast deal has industry buzzing. 'Lego' to finish on top again.
    After the coffee. Before checking out Season 2 of "House of Cards." The Skinny: I was so tired by the end of Thursday that I skipped a "House of Cards" screening and party in favor of coming home and watching two episodes of "Girls." Maybe that was...
  • What we can learn from a close look at Comcast's troubling past

    Most of the coverage of Comcast's audacious acquisition bid for Time Warner Cable has glossed over its record of flouting the public interest in its quest for influence and profit.   Given the control the merger would give Comcast over the nation's...
  • Comcast plans a media powerhouse

    Comcast Corp. already produces movies, television shows and national and local news programs while operating theme parks and the largest pay-TV system in the U.S. And now, with one bold stroke, the Philadelphia conglomerate could dominate the flow of...
  • Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal would create formidable giant

    Comcast Corp.'s $45.2-billion stock deal for Time Warner Cable would create a media juggernaut with revenue approaching $100 billion and more than 30 million customers, including more than 1.5 million in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. "We view...
  • Will cable service improve?

     Will cable service improve?
    If you believe that the problem with cable companies is that they're just not big enough, today is a really good day. Comcast's proposed $45.2-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable will create a behemoth with about 30 million customers and...
  • Comcast's deal for Time Warner Cable left Charter out in the cold

    Comcast Corp. may seem like a white knight to Time Warner Cable, but the folks at Charter Communications probably consider it more of a snake in the grass. Charter, which last month made an unsolicited bid for Time Warner Cable, had been talking with...
  • How Comcast Snatched TW Cable Away From John Malone

    Comcast Corp.'s $45.2 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable came together quietly inside of two weeks -- and right under the nose of the other heavyweight pursuing the company, Liberty Media-backed Charter Communications. Comcast had been flirting with...
  • Programmers May Worry Over Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact

    Comcast has long been a formidable entity for TV networks who need its connections to viewers' homes to keep their ratings sound. Now that sparring partner is about to bulk up. By proposing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal valued at $45.2...